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American Psychological Association
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American Psychological Association

The American Psychological Association (APA) is a professional organization representing psychology in the US. It has around 150,000 members and a annual budget of around $70m. The APA mission statement is to "advance psychology as a science and profession and as a means of promoting health and human welfare".

The APA was founded in July 1892 at Clark University by a group of 26 men. There are currently 53 professional divisions in the APA. It is affiliated with 58 state and territorial and Canadian provincial associations.

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